Paula Mehmetukaj was crowned Miss Universe Albania 2020 in a glittering national competition held at the Adorions Palace in Tirana on Saturday, September 18.
The 22-year-old beauty from Tirana succeeds last year’s winner and Miss Universe Top 20, Cindy Marina. Franceska Mustafa and Serena Kapllaj completed the Top 3.
Paula believes the strongest point of her beauty is courage. She said, “To be brave does not mean that you are not afraid, but to keep moving forward despite fear.”
The new Miss Universe Albania will represent her country at the 69th Miss Universe pageant to be held next year.
Albania first joined Miss Universe in 2002 and its highest placements were Top 10, that same year with Anisa Kospiri, and in 2010 with Angela Martini.
Photos: Miss Universe Albania, Olsi Bogdani